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Casualty of Covid-19: 2021 Literary Bliss Moved to 2022

To protect the safety of readers and authors alike and the continuous threat of the coronavirus has forced us to move the 18th-Annual National Book Club Conference to next year, August 4-7, at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead.

This unfortunate pandemic, according to all public health experts and scientists, will be under control by next year, and we will return to our weekend of Literary Bliss in a fashion that is bigger, better and bolder than ever. We have added an extra day, starting on Thursday, August 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. instead of our usual Friday morning kickoff. This is  is a bonus at not additional cost to readers.

This extra day will allow us to add more dynamic authors to our roster of amazing talent that will carry over from 2021 to next year.

COVID-19 has only postponed our fun experience that is unique to any literary other there is. For the 2022 NBCC, we promise another unique, fulfilling weekend of Literary Bliss. With a lineup of Featured Authors replete with talent–famous and not-so famous–the NBCC ranks as the premier annual literary event spotlighting African-American authors and readers.

Our event places readers in an upscale, intimate environment with some of their favorite authors–and introduces attendees to new talent to add to their reading lists. The panel discussions on how to publish a book, the dynamics of the publishing industry and Black women’s health lend invaluable information that is lasting.

Since its inception, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of our weekend, including NBCC Literary Legend honoree Alice Walker, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, Jenifer Lewis, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Susan L. Taylor,  Bryan Stevenson, Pearl Cleage, Hill Harper, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Roland S. Martin, Terrie Williams, Tyrese Gibson, Zane, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Judge Glenda Hatchette, Victoria Rowell and Stephen L. Carter, among many others, including the late E. Lynn Harris, Bebe Moore Campbell, Francis Ray and J. California Cooper.

If you are a reader who enjoys meeting authors and like-minded, fun people from all across the country, the NBCC is not to be missed. We limit registrations to promote intimacy, so please secure your position with a deposit now on our Registration page.

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